Thursday, August 11, 2011


I've knitted so many monsters lately!  Rebecca Danger patterns are amazing.  They're super easy to knit, and the monsters are so cool.  I've given some away, and I hope to find some places to donate them as well.

Tony, Hugo, Baldwin, Momma and Babies (Leila, Lydia, and Lucas), Gabby, and Petunia.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Joshaqan 1 by cheerfullily
Joshaqan 1, a photo by cheerfullily on Flickr.

Joshaqan is my second pair of socks from Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen. I love this book. It has seriously great sock patterns in it. I also really love these socks. I'm using Skinny Bugga! in Bog Fritillary, which is a beautiful golden brown color. While the knitting is slow going because of the cables, I think they are going to turn out great.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


102_0122 by cheerfullily
102_0122, a photo by cheerfullily on Flickr.

I finished my Khotans!!! They are absolutely gorgeous. I guess it is the second pair of patterned socks I've knitted, but these were way more involved than the first ones. I am so proud of myself. Now I'm going to knit another pair from that book.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Plain Jane Socks

I finished my plain jane socks this morning.  Ribbed tops, so they can't be plain vanilla.  They are gorgeous and pink and black, and I love them.  I wore them today, despite it being above 70, and my feet did not get too hot.  Go wool!  I also went to the yarn store and lent out my clapotis to be displayed for a few weeks, yay!  Knitting makes me feel productive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My clapotis is finished

It took me two weeks to knit the thing.  But I love it.  I finished it Sunday, frantically, and while in the car on my way to a thirty-one party, I wove in the ends.  I wore it unblocked over a black tank top, and I got tons of compliments.  Sure, I was the youngest person there by at least 10 years, but it was a big hit.  I got raves over the color, the fun dropped was awesome.  I also hooked some one up with knitting lesson info, further spreading my insane love of knitting and yarn. 
In celebration of this knitting triumph, and recent birthday, I rewarded myself with a new knitting book, Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson.  Now, I'm really a cuff-down sock knitter, but I thought it would check it out.  I read about the book in the KnitPicks catalog, then I checked it on amazon, reading all the reviews, and decided to give toe-up socks another try.  But not with short row heels, please.  They worked ok for anklets, but ick on the full sock.
Tomorrow, I'm off to learn intarsia.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Clapotis Plunge

I'm doing it...I'm going to knit a clapotis.  Yarn is picked out:  Plymouth Yarn's Happy Feet, in color 15:  icy teal, periwinkle, and gray.  Needle size:  US 8.  It is next on my list, as soon as the Shawlette is finished.  And I'm getting there.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a yarn problem.

Yay!  Spring break is finally here.  For a while there, I wasn't sure I was going to make it.  But it is here, and I'm so relieved.  Started off great today with a trip to the yarn store.  YARN STORE!!!!!!!!!  After browsing and smushing yarn and looking at everything at least three times, I left with a new dishcloth pattern book and some mercerized cotton yarn.  Already working on the first one.  Also had lunch with a friend, yay!  I'm just really looking forward to relaxing and not doing anything I don't want to do for the next few days.

Onto the yarn problem:  While sewing together a knitted bag made with Lamb's Pride, my sewing yarn kept getting untwisted and breaking.  I think the string was too long and there was too much friction from the sewing.  Still, I've never had that problem. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Baby sweater...Some assembly required

I just made a baby sweater for someone (Baby Sachiko Kimono Sweater).  Stupidly, I forgot to take pictures.  Anyway, she didn't want to know boy or girl, so I made the sweater in a beautiful shade of lapis blue, which I thought would work well for either gender.  I decided to make it customizable by included adorable little decorative frog buttons if it is a boy, and hot pink flowers if it is a girl.  Apparently, it was a big hit.  Yay!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Eyelet and Feather Socks

S6300652 by cheerfullily
S6300652, a photo by cheerfullily on Flickr.

Friday, Friday, Friday!!!!...Yeah, I know it's Thursday

Yesterday and today, I woke up and thought "It's Friday!!"  And then I realized that it was not, in fact, Friday, which was mildly depressing.  I'm exhausted.  Spring break is next week, which is totally awesome.  So far, knitting has kept me sane the past few weeks.  I made a beautiful pair of Eyelet and Feather Socks for myself, and I'm working on a pair for my mom.  I used Fortissima Socka Mexiko Cotton Stretch by Schoeller + Stahl, which is the king of sock yarn.

Yeah.  I'm also working on a bag and a baby sweater.